Anti-corruption security beefed up for top-four teams

An ACSU official each was allotted to Rajasthan, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai teams before their play-off games in Delhi.

Anti-corruption security beefed up for top-four teams

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League officials have beefed up the security of four remaining teams in IPL 6 before the play-offs begin on Tuesday, with officers from IPL's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) accompanying each team.

The decision to step up the security was taken during BCCI's Working Committee meeting on Sunday. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were allotted an ACSU officer each on Monday morning after the teams touched down in Delhi for the first qualifier to be played on Tuesday. The other two teams to qualify for the play-offs, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, have also been provided with an ACSU officer to accompany the team.

"We have been told that the officer will stay with the team, travel with us and will work with the team security in-charge," a franchise official was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. The police custody of three arrested Rajasthan players - Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - expires on on Monday evening as the players' lawyers prepare to move a bail application; however, it has been learned that Delhi Police could apply for extension of the custody to continue their investigation.

ACSU chief Ravi Sawani, who has been appointed by the BCCI as the head of its commission of inquiry to investigate the spot-fixing allegations against the three players, met Delhi Police commissioner on Monday. "I had a very useful meeting with the Delhi Commissioner of Police. The BCCI has assured him of cooperation in the case. I also told him of Rajasthan Royals' intention to file an FIR in the case," he told the media after his meeting.

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